Posted: 11/11/2014 at 17:45
Because of concern about my wife's medical condition her GP wanted her to be seen within 2 weeks. We live about 3 miles from one large hospital and 7 miles from another. Did she get an appointment at either of these? No. At a hospital over 30 miles away. Because she was advised not to drive because of the nature of the examination she was due to have I had to take 1/2 day off to take her. I have no problem with doing that per-se.
My wife went in for her appointment bang on time and was out again in under 10 minutes. All she had was a short conversation with the consultant but no examination because the equipment required for the examination is not held at that hospital. It's a small community hospital out in the sticks.
To add to the stupidity, the consultant arrived at the hospital at the same time we did, having driven from the hospital 3 miles from our home.
My wife now has the added stress of waiting for a new appointment at one of our local hospitals.
Wife ****** off, me ****** off, consultant ****** off. The only people who will be happy are the local NHS administrators because they can tick the box to say my wife was seen within the required 2 weeks